Metals Saturday 14 December 2019
5 December 2019

Commission issues ELV Review update

An online consultation launched in August on the European Commission’s current end-of-life vehicle (ELV) legislation drew 127 contributions from the industry. Each will now be considered as the Commission seeks to improve its ...


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13 December 2019

Sackers donates £20,000 found in safe


Ipswich-based scrap metal recyclers Sackers has announced that it will donate the £20,000 found in a safe at its yard to charity. The money in the safe was found in June and handed into the police but as nobody came forward ...

20 November 2019

Can industry rejects carbon claims by Coca-Cola


Can manufacturers and recyclers have leapt to the defence of aluminium cans after the chief executive of Coca-Cola suggested that the cans have a higher carbon footprint than recycled PET bottles. Earlier this month, James ...

1 November 2019

Ward invests £1.25m on material handlers


Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management company, Ward, has invested £1.25 million in four material handlers. Ward, which has a nationwide remit, says it purchased the new Liebherr LH40 M machines for the movement of...

23 October 2019

EMR opens Jersey recycling plant


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has opened its new facility on the Channel Island of Jersey. The purpose-built facility is located at the La Collette Recycling Park, and was built after the company worked "in partnership" with the...

18 October 2019

UK behind Europe in can recycling, figures show


Statistics released by the trade body European Aluminium this week have shown that the UK recorded a 4 percentage point jump in aluminium recycling rates in 2017. However, the 72% recorded by the UK is still below the European ...

10 October 2019

News in brief (10/10/19)


With news on; Sackers wins UK Power Networks contract; Vegware launches courier recycling service; Kings Lynn signs Courtauld commitment, and; Enva achieves zero waste to landfill at Solheim cup.

24 September 2019

EMR and Currys PC World launch schools recycling campaign


Metal recycling business, EMR Metal Recycling, has partnered with the electrical retailer, Currys PC World, to launch a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and metals recycling initiative in UK schools. ‘...

17 September 2019

UK misses ELV targets despite rate increase


EXCLUSIVE: The UK recorded a 1.9% increase in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2017, but remains short of meeting EU targets for the second consecutive year. Newly-released European Commission data ...

17 September 2019

100th local authority joins MetalMatters


A metal recycling campaign has been supported by its 100th local authority, against a background of “high levels” of public engagement with metals messaging. The 100th MetalMatters programme launch ...